Insulated Garage Doors – Save energy and money!

Insulated garage doors make a lot of sense in a time when we’re all preoccupied with ways to save energy and money. More and more people are utilising their garage space as an addition room to the house and this means ensuring the space is properly insulated. The increase in requests and sales of insulated garage doors has been growing in the last few years and it’s not hard to see why. Families looking for playroom areas, dads looking for workshops and studSeceuroGlide Rollerents who need a space to be creative are finding the garage can be invaluable. With insulated garage doors, all these things are realistic options for homeowners.

It’s worth remembering garage door drafts have a large impact on heating bill losses of the entire property, that’s why we recommend draught excluders for garage doors to eliminate heat loss. Insulation helps you to save cash and also enables you to use the garage space in smart ways.

There are a large range of insulated garage doors available with different designs and features but they all share one important attribute – they are made to offer a very high level of security, which appeals to a lot of our customers.

SeceuroGlide is the original insulated roller garage door. SeceuroGlide roller shutter garage doors: insulated & made of twin-walled slats. Secured with unique locking roller shutter system. Since its launch as the first insulated roller garage door, SeceuroGlide has maintained its position as market leader through continuous development and innovation, it’s one of the most versatile options on the market.

There are a number of advantages of sectional doors: usability, reliability and safety, good sealing of opening and excellent thermal insulation. Sectional garage doors are the best-insulated doors for a residential type garage doors. With vertically rising style doors split into several sections, they are constructed in 20 or 42mm thick insulated steel panels, offering superb insulation and achieving excellent U values if installed behind the garage aperture.

Georgian PanelsAlutech sandwich panels are 45 mm thick. For the production of the panels, Alutech uses galvanized steel tape 0.4 mm thick with 16 μm zinc coating. The front side of the panel is coated with poly urethane modified by polyamide particles (PUR-PA) 20-25 μm thick. The panel is closed-circuit: the front and inner steel sheets are interconnected at the top and at the bottom of the panel, offering excellent thermal insulation. The new Trend Series of doors are economical and functional doors with a 40 mm thickness with fittings made of galvanized steel, which are optimally suited for regions with temperate and cold climates.

Hormann’s new double leaf, side hinged door brings a traditional style up to date by using the same insulated panels that form Hörmann’s class leading sectional garage doors.

If you want to make your garage as insulated as possible, then look at the double skinned sectional doors with 40-45mm thick panels and make 100% sure the door is fitted completely behind the garage opening. We can provide a range of insulated doors, from roller doors to sectional door or traditional side hinged doors. If you have any garage door problems we can solve them.

 

Make your garage more energy efficient

7 tips on making your garage more energy efficient

Make your garage more energy efficient

Your garage is an important part of your house and generally takes up 30% of your home. We are always looking for ways to save you money. Here are our tips for improving your garage and lowering your energy bills.

1. Insulate your garage door: A new insulated garage door could save you money in the long run, keeping any heat inside. You could also look to buy an insulation kit.

2. Garage door floor seal: The Weather Defender has been designed to form an excellent seal between the garage door and the floor. The floor seal prevent unwanted water seeping in under the gap of your garage door and also stops rain, snow, leaves, dust and dirt being pushed under your garage door by the wind!

3. Upgrade your lights: Use LED lights in your garage. Led last up to 12 time longer than a standard halogen bulb and you could save up to 85% energy by switching to Affinity lighting LED lamps.

4. Seal any doors connecting your house to your garage. Install weather-stripping around the door frame and ensure there are no leaks. If your doorstep isn’t properly sealing at the bottom of your door, apply a draft excluder.

5. Seal any cracks in your garage floor: Cracks in your garage floor introduce cold air into your garage and allow heat to escape. Concrete sealant will help prevent heated air from escaping and stop cold air entering.

6. Solar heating: Avoid using electricity or gas to keep your garage warm and even generate electricity for the rest of your home by installing energy efficient solar panels on the roof. Solarvis Energy offer a range of domestic solar panels providing reliability, versatility and performance.

7. Storage and organisation: Is there still too much really useful stuff in your garage that you may need one day? If so, get a shed and store more items there. Organising your garage can help reduce waste as you won’t go out and buy more materials that you may already have but that are hidden under things.

For more information from the specialist garage door installation and repair team, contact Access Garage doors today – 0800 716569!

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